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Pulmonary embolism (PE) remains a big challenge - widely under diagnosed and
inappropriately treated with suboptimal outcomes. Rapid and accurate diagnosis of
pulmonary embolism improves survival and quality of life. Early treatment decreases
mortality and the likelihood of thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. It is imperative to
consider pulmonary embolism as a diagnostic possibility and order the appropriate
diagnostic tests and institute timely and effective therapy. Higher level of index of
suspicion clinches the diagnosis as the presentation may be atypical and not 'classical'.
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